Accelerated Addictions Counseling and Treatment Certificate

Career Certificate
Cost
$5,379*

Excel at changing lives

Are you ready to step into a role in an agency or program specialized in helping people? Get on the accelerated track with this certificate!

This program is for you if you have completed—or are currently enrolled in—a master’s degree from an accredited clinical graduate program in:

  • social work
  • counseling
  • clinical psychology
  • human services
  • other clinical mental health fields

Look forward to finding work in hospitals and nursing homes, institutions for people with developmental disabilities and addiction and substance use disorder centers.

What can you do with an Accelerated Certificate in Addiction Counseling and Treatment?

An accelerated certificate prepares you for a professional role in human services. You also qualify for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling (C.A.D.C.) exam to become an Illinois Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor and will not need other work experience.

Admission: More needed

To get started, you must have completed or be in the second year of a clinical master’s program. We require:

You should have no history of alcohol or other substance use or addictive disorders. Or you should be in recovery without recurrence and out of treatment with no criminal justice involvement for at least 18 months.


CLC alumnus Andrea Anderson talks about her academic journey and her career as a licensed mental health therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (C.A.D.C.):

Highlights

  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    This program is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce.
  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1.5 Years

    Full-time students can complete in 1.5 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    HUS 140 3
    HUS 151 3
    HUS 156 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 140
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 156
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 251 4
    HUS 253 3
    • Course Code HUS 251
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 253
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 275 4
    HUS 278 1
    • Course Code HUS 275
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 278
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 276 1
    • Course Code HUS 276
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

24


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Human Services at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study human services. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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Frequently asked questions

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    Andrea Anderson

    Graduate

    This particular program at CLC for the C.A.D.C. is more advanced than my master's degree program was. It is the one that teaches you the most.”


    Andrea studied Addiction Counseling and Treatment in the Human Services program at CLC. She is a licensed mental health therapist with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling (C.A.D.C.) designation.

    Watch Andrea's story

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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